Welcome to the Palatine Public Library District

Visit us in person or online to experience the many resources and services available. The Library District serves over 90,000 patrons residing primarily in Palatine and north Hoffman Estates.

Director's Welcome

Anthony Auston, Director The Board and Staff of the Palatine Public Library District welcome you. We hope that every visit to the library, whether online or in person, inspires you to return again and again.

Contact us, aauston [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org (Director Anthony Auston) or board [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org (the Library Board), about whatever is on your mind regarding library services.


Anthony Auston, Director

Palatine Public Library District

Mission Statement

The Palatine Public Library District:

Your Destination for Knowledge, Entertainment, and Community

The Library:

  • Welcomes everyone
  • Enriches your life through events, services, materials, and technology
  • Offers opportunities for quiet study, creative fun, and connecting with others
  • Provides an excellent library experience
  • Supports your right to read, to view, to access information
  • Operates with integrity and fiscal responsibility

Approved 8-8-12, Effective 9-1-12, Reapproved 11-12-14

Just had to share…

Palatine Student Pays It Forward, Donates Books

Reagan DeanReagan Dean, a fourth-grader, recently donated six books to the Library collection after receiving a donation from a generous couple at her church.

A couple from their congregation, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, was inspired by “Pay it Forward” stories they had seen on TV and were moved to give $25 to each child in their fourth and fifth grade Sunday school class. They asked only that the kids use their money to “Pay it Forward” to someone else and show they decided to use their money.

Reagan thought about helping the Palatine Library by adding some more books to the collection. Reagan’s mother, Kelly, suggested purchasing Spanish language books.

Reagan received $25 to help her with her goal. She went to a local bookstore and was able to get six books. The books are various children titles, from board books to easy readers. These books will be added to our collection and circulating shortly.

During this season of giving, Reagan’s donation reminds us all to help and serve our community. Thank you for paying it forward to the Palatine Library.

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